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Class 116 Derby 3-car DMUs


Unidentified Class 116 DMU images



116 DMU

May 1957

A Class 116 set is seen on driver training duties at Solihull in May 1957. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

19th May 1957

An up driver instructor working seen on Sunday 19th May 1957 at Lapworth & Rowington Jct. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

15th June 1957

A Derby suburban set in Birmingham Snow Hill on June 15, 1957 with the 1.55pm service to Dudley. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

23rd November 1957

The staff have a chit-chat on the platform next to a brand new Class 116 set in Birmingham Moor Street station on November 23rd, 1957. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

9th March 1958

A Class 116 set enters Worcester Foregate Street with the 9.55am Birmingham Snow Hill - Great Malvern service on March 9, 1958. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

14th June 1958

A Derby suburban triple set (later Class 116) is seen between Lye and Cradley on June 14th, 1958. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

1959

A Class 116 set seen at Acock's Green in 1959. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

31st May 1959

A Class 116 set at Earlswood Lakes with the 10.03am Birmingham Snow Hill - Stratford-on-Avon service on Sunday May 31, 1959. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

11th July 1959

A Class 116 set on the Stevenson Locomotive Society South Wales railtour at Waterloo Halt, 11th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

11th July 1959

The participants of the SLS South Wales railtour on the 11th July 1959 shelter from the rain in Aberdare Low Level. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

11th July 1959

Trouble on the track? It looks like the crew of the Class 116 are dealing with an issue on the bridge at Fountain Hall Bridge Halt. 11th July 1959. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

1st October 1966

A two-car Class 116 set heads away from Milverton station on October 1, 1966. The DMBS (furthest vehicle) is W50870. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Derby suburban Class 116 set rolls into Bridge of Weir. If nothing else the trousers of the lady second closest to the cab gives this away as being the early 1970s. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

The view from a Class 116 set taken at Tyseley, looking towards Birmingham in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1969

The end of the line at Barking, and the guard changes the tail lamp on the Class 116 from one end to the other. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

1969

DMU staff at work: a guard enters the van of a Class 116 DMBS to prepare for the journey. Somewhere in the Birmingham area, circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1969

DMU staff at work: a driver climbs into the cab of a Class 116. Somewhere in the Birmingham area, circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1969

DMU staff at work: the driver changes the destination blind in his Class 116 power car. Somewhere in the Birmingham area, circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1969

DMU staff at work: the driver inserts the brake handle and reversing ('golden') key into his Class 116 power car. Somewhere in the Birmingham area, circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1969

DMU staff at work: the driver gets ready to start his Class 116 power car (his hand is on the stop solenoid. AEC engines on 116s were unusual, I believe only 50859-61 and 50912-4 had them from new. Taken somewhere in the Birmingham area, circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A rare image of a Class 116 in the short-lived rail blue with small yellow panel livery. Probably taken at Birmingham Moor Street circa 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

22nd April 1969

A look out of a Class 116 set heading out of Birmingham Moor Street and approaching Duddeston Viaduct. April 22nd, 1969. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

28th April 1969

A platform full of DMUs at Birmingham Moor Street on April 28, 1969. There are two Class 116s and a Class 101 at the far end. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

October 1969

A class 116 dmu is waiting departure from Birmingham Moor Street for Stratford upon Avon via the North Warks line in October 1969. Moor Street goods station is still in operation and the dmu stands in platform 2 which is now platform 4. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Sharing the drivers eye view. A Class 116 in the Birmingham Moor Street area, probably 1970s. The seat covering is 'Trojan' moquette. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Aboard a busy Class 116 in the Moor Street area, probably early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 enters a snowy Birmingham Moor Street, possibly in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set in Wood End station on the Stratford-upon-Avon line, taken late 1960s or early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Hopefully the heaters are working on this Class 116 set as passengers board this Birmingham Moor Street service at Spring Road in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

30th June 1970

A Class 116 set seen at Carbis Bay on the 30th June 1970. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 at Upminster on a Romford service in the early 1970s. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set at St. Ives. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set is seen at St. Ives. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A blue 116 set is seen awaiting departure from Stratford-Upon-Avon. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set with Kidderminster on the blinds sits at Stourbridge Junction No.3 Platform. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A 116 at Merthyr Vale heading for Cardiff. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 at Birmingham Moor Street. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 at Pontypridd. Undated. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

5th September 1972

A 2-car parcels set at Paddington on 5/9/72. The lack of seating can be clearly seen through the windows. John Reddyhoff.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 arriving into Emerson Park Halt in the early 1970s. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A 2-car Derby Class 116 set at Gunnislake. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A 2-car Derby Class 116 set at Calstock. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set in Liskeard station, circa 1969-72. Stuart Rankin.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A 3-car Class 116 set heading out of Busby station towards East Kilbride. Date unknown. Stuart Rankin.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set is seen approaching Glasgow Central station circa 1971. A Cravens units can be seen in the distance on the right. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set heads out of a snowy Birmingham Moor Street in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

One of Tyseley's 116 sets sits in Spring Road station on a winter's day in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 heads out of Spring Road station after depositing its passengers into the snow. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A look out of a Class 116 set on the curve between Bordesley South Junction to Bordesley Junction. Probably early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Uncoupling two Class 116 sets in Birmingham Moor Street in the early 1970s. The jumper cable from the right set is being pulled out of the socket on the left set. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Getting down on the tracks between two units was the only way to couple and uncouple sets working in multiple. Between two Class 116 sets in Birmingham Moor Street in the early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Climbing out after coupling or uncoupling two Class 116 sets in Birmingham Moor Street. Early 1970s. Stuart Mackay Collection.


116 DMU

1973

A Class 116 set entering Farringdon in 1973. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A parcels formation is seen at Royal Oak, date unknown. A Class 130 (ex-116) leads, followed by a CCT and Class 128. On the rear is a small van. Malcolm Clements.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 awaits departure for Barking at Kentish Town in the early 1970s. John Law.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 at Walthamstow Queens Road. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

1974

A Class 116 set heads out of Barry towards Cardiff in 1974. John Law.


116 DMU

15th May 1976

A refurbished class 116 unit stands in Birmingham Moor Street on 15/5/76. The scene is completely different now as this shot over where the old goods station stood is not possible. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

9th October 1976

Class 116 unit at Birmingham New street on 9th October 1976. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

9th October 1976

Arriving at Kings Cross is a class 116 set on the 9th October 1976. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1977

1414 Lichfield to Kidderminster pulls out of Kidderminster to cross over and work the 1603 return working early in 1977. A class 25 lurks in the goods shed. Andrew Cope.


116 DMU

1977

Class 116 off the 1414 exLichfield crosses over to form the 1603 return working at Kidderminster mid spring ‘77. Andrew Cope.


116 DMU

June 1977

1435 Worcester Shrub Hill to Birmingham New Street service near Hartlebury, June 1977. At the time this was the only passenger train on in this direction between 0850 in the morning until 1630 in the afternoon. Very different to now! Andrew Cope.


116 DMU

October 1977

A rather poor shot of a class 116 on the 1315 Hereford to Worcester photographed at Stoke Edith east of Hereford, October 1977. Andrew Cope.


116 DMU

17th August 1978

Working a Midland Suburban train on the Metropolitan Widened Lines at Farringdon is a class 116 set on the 17th August 1978. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

30th December 1978

A class 116 set at Kentish Town, then terminus of the service to Barking on 30th December 1978. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

30th December 1978

A class 116 unit enters Radlett on a St Pancras service on 30th December 1978. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1979

A refurbished Class 116 and another set form a railtour seen in Derby station in 1979. John Law.


116 DMU

1979

A Class 116 set in Treherbert station in 1979. John Law.


116 DMU

6th January 1979

Cold day at Cradley Heath. A Kidderminster to Birmingham New St service comprised of two class 116 units calls at Cradley Heath on 6/1/1979. With staggered platforms the station will be altered and a bus station built. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

26th February 1979

20 204 hauls one of the ScR Class 116 sets passes Saughton Junction towards Haymarket on the 26th February 1979. Steve Davies Collection.


116 DMU

3rd June 1979

On 3/6/79 a Class 116 on a return Sunday working to Birmingham New Street is seen at Coalbrookdale. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

3rd June 1979

On 3/6/79 a refurbished Class 116 is seen on a return Sunday working to Birmingham New Street at Coalbrookdale. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

3rd June 1979

Midline ran a number of Sunday trains to a temporary platform at Coalbrookdale from Birmingham New Street. Here are two of Tyseley's 116 units on the viaduct at Coalbrookdale on 3/6/79. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

14th July 1979

Class 116 unit on the fuel point at Stratford Depot on 14th July 1979. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

September 1979

A refurbished Class 116 set is seen at Solihull in September 1979 heading for Birmingham Moor Street. Michael Mensing.


116 DMU

12th December 1979

Class 116 set at Birmingham New street on 12th December 1979. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

12th December 1979

Class 116 set at Birmingham New Street on 12th December 1979. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

12th December 1979

Class 116 unit arriving at Stourbridge Junction on 12th December 1979. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

28th December 1979

A Class 116 set near Kilmacolm on the 12:07 Glasgow Central - Kilmacolm, 28/12/79. Hamish Stevenson.


116 DMU

1980

A six-care formation, with a Class 116 set leading, seen at Johnstone circa 1980. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

1980

Classes 101, 100 and 116s seen at Tyseley depot in 1980. Ian Francis.


116 DMU

2nd July 1980

A view from a 116 at Llandaf, 2/7/80. Ian McDonald.


116 DMU

August 1980

Forming one of the shuttle services for the Liverpool and Manchester 150 celebrations a class 116 set is seen at Rainhill in August 1980. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

31st January 1981

A Tyseley 116 dmu leaves Henley in Arden with a Birmingham Moor Street to Stratford upon Avon service on a murky day - 31/1/81. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

14th February 1981

A frosty February morning greets this Tyseley allocated class 116 as it runs out of Lichfield City station in readiness to return to Longbridge. Passengers were denied access to Trent Valley station which is now possible. 14/2/81. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

14th February 1981

This class 116 at Lichfield City will run back to the up platform to return to Longbridge, 14/2/81. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

12th July 1981

A class 116 dmu crosses the canal at Lowesmoor between Worcester Foregate Street and Shrub Hill stations on 12/7/81. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

8th September 1981

45016 passes several stabled class 116 dmus at Lichfield City on 8/9/1981. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

8th November 1981

Class 25s 186/161 pass the many Class 116 vehicles at Tyseley depot on the 8th November 1981. Chris Lings.


116 DMU

12th December 1981

"This was taken on Saturday December 12 1981 after the record coldest night when the temperature was around minus 22 degrees. I spent most of the morning at this spot in the 'dip' between Warwick and Leamington Spa, and this was the only train I saw! It is going towards Leamington Spa - I was too cold to get the unit number (it was minus 20 when I took the pic)." Mel Holley.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Carrying a HN Hamilton depot sticker on the cab, a Class 116 set is snaking its way into Glasgow Central station circa 1980. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Henley in Arden to Birmingham Moor Street train calls at Shirley. Date unknown. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Newly outshopped DMU at Swindon Works in the mid-1980s; a three-car Class 116 and a two-car Class 108. John Law.


116 DMU

1983

A West Midlands branded Class 116 at Gloucester in 1983. John Law.


116 DMU

1983

One of Tyseley's Class 116 sets sits in Leamington Spa station in 1983. John Law.


116 DMU

1983

A Class 116 on the line between Kilwinning and Dalry, circa 1983. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

1983

A pair of Class 116 DMUs at Birmingham Moor Street station in 1983. John Law.


116 DMU

11th March 1983

Lichfield City 11/3/1983. One of Tyseley's 116 units purifies the air as it turns round at Lichfield City on a Cross City service in the days before most services extended to Lichfield Trent Valley. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

11th March 1983

Changing platforms at Lichfield City before returning to Redditch are a couple of Tyseleys 116 units. 11/3/1983. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

5th August 1983

Unidentified class 116 3-car unit at Worcester Shrub Hill, Friday 5th August 1983 Iain Reid.


116 DMU

1984

A Class 116 set heads out of Glasgow Central station in late 1984. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

March 1984

Class 116 set at Birmingham Moor Street in March 1984. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

March 1984

Class 116 unit at Stratford Upon Avon in March 1984. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

March 1984

Class 166 at Stratford Upon Avon in March 1984. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Two 3-car sets, the front on a Class 116, arriving into Johnstone station. Date unknown. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set heading south between Inverkeithing and North Queensferry. Undated. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

20th April 1985

A Class 116 set is seen at the head of a Barnmouth - Walsall excursion at Tywyn on the 20th April 1985. Hamish Stevenson.


116 DMU

20th April 1985

Class 116 set at Leamington Spa on 20th April 1985. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

8th June 1985

A class 116 unit at the end of the Essex branch to Southminster on 8th June 1985. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

8th June 1985

Class 116 set at Southminster on the 8th June 1985. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1st September 1985

Taken from one of the Coalville Open day DMU shuttles, travelling along the freight only line from Leicester to Burton-on-Trent, we cross Grange Road level crossing which is controlled by Bardon Hill signal box, which dates from 1899 and is a Midland Type 2b and was fitted with a 16 lever frame which was replaced by function switches on a panel. 1st September 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

1st September 1985

Taken from one of the Coalville Open day DMU shuttles, travelling along the freight only line from Leicester to Burton-on-Trent, we pass Coalville signal box which stood over the High Street/Hotel Street level crossing. Today the box and its semaphores have long gone, but the signal box is now preserved and was at the nearby Snibston Discovery Museum, but the museum closed on the 31st July 2015! 1st September 1985. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 set in Newport (Gwent) with a westbound service for Cardiff. Undated. John McIntyre.


116 DMU

26th February 1986

This appears to be a Class 116 set with a Class 127 TCL, possibly on an Oxford to Great Malvern working, leaving Worcester Foregate Street shadowing an ensemble of vehicles parked below. 26/2/1986. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

5th May 1986

Two 3 car Tyseley allocated Derby Suburban 1957 built class 116 dmu's lay over in the head shunt at Matlock on 5th May 1986. This scene has been altered here now, as there is now a through connection between Network Rail to Peak Rails site at Rowsley 4 miles away. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

25th July 1986

A class 116 set at Leamington Spa on 25th July 1986. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

30th August 1986

A Class 116 dmu sits in the bay platform at Kilmarnock on 30-08-1986. 47565 is entering with a Carlisle - Glasgow service. A few years later both trains would be Class 156 Sprinters. Gordon Thomson.


116 DMU

September 1986

An unidentified class 116 DMU passes Shields Road Depot circa September 1986. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

25th September 1986

Class 116 set at Warwick on the 25th September 1986. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

October 1986

A Class 116 heading out of Glasgow Central in October 1986. Andrew McConnell.


116 DMU

1987

A couple of 116 vehicles can be seen behind the stash of loco cabs, and a Class 101 behind them. Vic Berry's in 1987. Ian Francis.


116 DMU

1987

A Class 116 DMU in Blake Street station in 1987. John Law.


116 DMU

1st February 1987

Class 116 unit at Birminghm New Street on a Cross City service 1st February 1987. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1st February 1987

Class 116 at Birmingham New Street on a Cross City service on 1st February 1987. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1st February 1987

A class 116 set at Stoubridge Junction on 1st February 1987. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

1st February 1987

Class 116 unit at Stoubridge Junction on 1st February 1987. Ian Buck.


116 DMU

19th April 1987

A class 116 dmu on a Hereford to Birmingham New Street service has just left Ledbury tunnel on 19/4/87. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

20th May 1987

A 2-car 116 set passes Peartree on the 20th May 1987. Ian Francis.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

Two 4-car suburban sets seen at Peartree (Derby), date unknown. Ian Francis.


116 DMU

27th June 1987

A 4-car and 3-car (with two guards vans) pass Peartee on the 27th June 1987. Ian Francis.


116 DMU

2nd August 1987

A Class 116 set with a 127 centre car seen aproaching Coalbrookdale station on the 2nd August 1987. Chris Lings.


116 DMU

16th September 1987

Several suburban vehicles in Vic Berry's scrapyard in Leicester. Thought to be taken on the 16th September 1987. Malcolm Clements.


116 DMU

24th September 1987

Moor Street nocturne, 24/9/1987. Class 116 dmus wait to work services to Dorridge and Shirley from the terminal platforms at Birmingham Moor St which were due to close in two days. The new station can be seen to the right but ironically old Moor Street lives and the new buildings flattened! Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

24th October 1987

Stacks of Class 116s and 120s await their fate at Vic Berry's, 24/10/87. Malcolm Clements.


116 DMU

20th December 1987

Two West Midlands branded Class 116 DMU power cars at Vic Berrys, high on jacks or skips as the one in the background is, component recovery has well and truly taken place, the end wont be far away. 20th December 1987. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

20th December 1987

A Class 25 cab blocks our view of a Class 116 body in Vic Berry's scrapyard on 20/12/87. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

20th December 1987

High density and Met-Camm vehicles packed into Vic Berrys scrapyard in Leicester on 20th December 1987. A Class 303 EMU is on the left. Andrew J Crowther.


116 DMU

1988

A Class 116 unit arriving at Stourbridge Junction from Birmingham New Street in 1988. Stephen Burdett.


116 DMU

Unknown Date

A Class 116 at Llandrindod in the late 1980s. David Rowe.


116 DMU

8th February 1988

A Class 116 vehicle is shunted at Vic Berry's on what is probably it's very last ever journey on rails. 8/2/88. Malcolm Clements.


116 DMU

10th February 1989

A Class 116 DMBS at Vic Berry's 10/2/89. Michael Kaye 55A.


116 DMU

15th July 1992

One of the class 116/101 hybrids stabled at Tyseley Depot with some three car suburban units and the new order in the shape of 153 320, on 15/July/1992. Robert Chilton.

Summary
Description
Modifications
Numbering
Liveries
Operations
Rail Express Parcels set
Refurbishment
Hybrids
Decline
Non-Passenger Use
Images

Details about preserved Class 116s can be found here.

Thanks to Mac Winfield, Ian Fleming and John Thomlinson for much of the information on this Class.

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